Construction has commenced on Woolworths new $135m distribution centre in West Melbourne. Expected to be completed by 2021, the 57,000sqm Truganina site will complement last years $560m automated distribution centre in Dandenong. The new site is as much about a broader logistics optimization plan with Woolworths claiming that hundreds of trucks would be taken off the road each week.
This activity is no surprise to Quarterly Subscribers where we have identified logistics and warehousing as a boom sector for the next couple of years as the economy adjusts to increasing online transactions.
Read more at The Age here.